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Journal Article

Accuracy of radiographic readings in the emergency department.

Petinaux B, Bhat R, Boniface K, et al. The American journal of emergency medicine. 2011;29:18-25.

This study found that only 3% of radiographs were misinterpreted by emergency physicians on a subsequent interpretation by a radiology attending. The most commonly missed findings included fractures, dislocations, and pulmonary nodules. A past AHRQ WebM&M commentary discussed radiographic errors in the emergency department.